Halloween Light Sets at Costco.com

October 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments

We’re really into decorating for Halloween at our house.  We’re the people on the block that go all out and have the things like a ghost that is animated and makes noises, we project black and white horror movies onto our garage, have tons of lights, a fog machine or two and a few other things.  Every year we like to add something new and fun to the mix.  And this year I found the cutest, er scariest, skeleton light sets at Costco.com.

Scary Skeleton Lights

Scary Skeleton Lights

The light sets come from the Kurt S. Adler company and are made up of skeleton heads, arms and torsos and then the ‘legs’ are just a stake that you put in the ground.  The lights are orange, of course, and like the little twinkle lights for Christmas trees; there are two bulbs per skeleton.  The orange lights shine through the eyes and nose of the skeleton head to give it an eerie glow.  The skeleton bodies are made out of  metal but the stakes are plastic so you don’t have to worry about them getting rusty.  The metal arms are actually made so that you can pose them as you prefer too, which is pretty cool. Also, they’re the nice kind of lights where if one bulb burns out the rest of the string still lights up.

At Costco.com you get two boxes of these light sets for $49.99 (including shipping and handling) for a total of 10 skeleton lights; 5 skeletons per box (as basic math dictates).  Since I just got them yesterday I haven’t had a chance to set them up or anything but they are just what I was hoping for.  The skeleton body and head are about a foot high, the stake adds another 8 inches to the height, so all in all they’re each about 20 inches in height and then you can stick them into the ground to whatever works for your display.  We thought they would be perfect to stick in our yard around this big tree we have that is usually mostly dark; they’ll also be out of the way so no one will trip over them.

Costco.com also has some other Halloween items, but these are definitely the cutest (and really the only outdoor item) since most of the other products are costumes or decorated cookies and things like that.

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  1. 1 Kimberly // 2009.10.20 at 2:18 pm

    The spray painting them with either white or reflective paint is a really good idea. I think we’ve decided to move them a little closer to the outside lights so that they’ll have a little light shining on them. I completely didn’t think of how the black against night sky might not show up so well. They are cute though.

  2. 2 Robin // 2009.10.20 at 2:01 pm

    Depending on the background behind them, but I wonder if they would stand out more if they were spray painted white?

    Or what about peeking out around the house, like the porch or next to the steps to the house. I didn’t think of it, but the black would blend into the night with only the eyes showing.

    What about some reflective spray paint?

  3. 3 Dave Peterson // 2009.10.17 at 7:31 pm

    @Robtin, At our Costco they still had the giant big black bat with the lit up eyes as of last weekend, but not much else this year. No big inflatable pumpkin carriage like last year. No scary music playing displays. I’m guessing that, with the economy on the rocks, someone figured people wouldn’t be spending quite as wildly this year.

    On another topic, I’ve set up a set of these skeleton lights and I’ve got to say that I’m not that impressed. The big problem is that they really blend into the background if there’s any variation in pattern or texture behind them. Well, everything blends except the big ol’ black metal head. Unfortunately, it looks more like a large beetle or other insect crawling in our lawn than part of a skeleton decoration. Even in full daylight I’m not sure I can tell what they’re meant to be from more than 5 feet away. We’re going to have to move ours somewhere where they’re against a wall, or in a spotlight, or something.

  4. 4 Robin // 2009.10.16 at 10:30 pm

    I was at Orlando Costco tonight and I noticed the kid’s costumes but didn’t notice any Halloween decorations. I remember them having giant spider and think it was a few weeks ago. Maybe they’ve sold out.

    Many of the Christmas decorations are already out. You can’t miss the polar bear made of crystals and lights.

  5. 5 Mike // 2009.10.15 at 11:15 am

    Costco is one of our clients. I know that your blog is on their radar. I’m also in Austin and would like to see if we can chat. Can you contact me on the email I supplied to post this comment, or if you can’t see that (don’t know) can you post a follow up comment telling me that and I’ll post my email addy.

    Tried to find a “contact me” on your blogs and didn’t see one.

    Thanks.

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